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IRCTC's Karva Chauth gift with launch of Majestic Rajasthan on Oct 14

New Delhi, Sept. 22 -- The launch of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd's Majestic Rajasthan Deluxe Tourist Train on October 14 promises to cover popular tourist destinations in Rajas... Read More


Nepali communities that do not cremate say they have no space in Kathmandu to bury their dead

Kathmandu, Sept. 22 -- In February 2016, Shobha Sunuwar lost her brother Nawaraj in a car accident. Sunuwar wanted to bury her brother with full funeral rites but as burials had been banned in the are... Read More


Manufacturing slack, low FDI inflow likely to crimp Nepal's economic growth

Kathmandu, Sept. 22 -- Last week, Nigeria's Dangote Cement said it was planning to exit Nepal, as it failed to get a suitable mine from the government six years after it got the foreign direct investm... Read More


Preserve India's heritage. It gives us an identity

India, Sept. 22 -- Why do old places matter? Why do we have preservation laws to protect heritage sites? What difference does it make to the lives of people? If you were to go by Thompson M Mayes of ... Read More


Prioritising Strategic Economic Cooperation

India, Sept. 22 -- The 20th India-Russia Summit at Vladivostok on September 4-5, 2019 marked the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to the Russian Far East. It placed the port cit... Read More


The complexities of caste system

India, Sept. 22 -- Author - Prof R Vaidyanathan, Publisher - Westland Books, Rs 299 The book is a well-argued account of how the caste system in India has been distorted by the self-styled liberals ... Read More


Punjab CM asks farmers not to resort to stubble burning as a mark of respect for the first Sikh Guru

Ludhiana, Sept. 22 -- Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday appealed to the farmers in his state not to resort to paddy stubble burning, as a mark of respect for the historic 550th Pr... Read More


Pushing musical limit

India, Sept. 22 -- From listening to songs on LP to radio to audio cassettes iPods to digital music service providers, people who love to listen to music have never had it better. This streaming has b... Read More


Arif Khan vs secular politics frozen in 1986

India, Sept. 22 -- Arif Mohammad Khan, who rose to fame by quitting the Congress in protest against the then Rajiv Gandhi Government's stand on the Shah Bano case, was once again in spotlight recently... Read More


SAIPRO: Simplification of visa and registration formalities has led to an increase in the inflow of tourists

Tashkent, Sept. 21 -- Accelerated development of tourism industry is one of the priority reforms carried out in Uzbekistan. A wide range of measures have been taken to create conductive environment fo... Read More